Pure jasmine oil is very expensive as many petals have to be collected. The best time to collect is at night when the scent is strongest.
Name : Jasmine
Method : A concrete is produced by solvent extraction, the absolute is obtained from the concrete by using alcohol.
Note Classification :Base
Scent:Rich, warm, floral, heavy, sensual
Colour:Dark orange-brown if absolute
Species : Jasminum officinale
Extracted From : Flowers ( delicate, white, star-shaped )
Region : India.
By-products : Used in a wide range of soaps, cosmetics and perfumes. The dried flowers of J. sambac are used to make jasmine tea.
Historical : Jasmine flowers were used extensively in religious ceremonies. Cleopatra used jasmine oil on Mark Antony.
Of Interest : Pure jasmine oil is very expensive as many petals have to be collected. The best time to collect is at night when the scent is strongest.
Aromatherapy Properties : Antidepressant, analgesic and reputed aphrodisiac. Often used to treat problems with the nervous system such as anxiety and stress. Jasmine oil is also regarded as a good skin tonic for dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive skin. Used as a tonic for the female body and particularly the reproductive system.
Blends Well With : Rose, sandalwood, clary sage, & citrus oils.
Safety Data : Non-toxic but possible allergic reaction in some sensitive individuals.
Essential oils are used for blending with Carrier Oils to make special blends for massaging the body.
By adding different essential oils to the base carrier oil this then during massage carries the essential oils into the body.
So when mixing essential oil from a recipe please do not add more than recommended for one massage and if the skin is dry and you need more oil just add more carrier base oil not more essential oil.
Essential oils can be used in the bath, in cream, lotion, bath oil, bath salts, bath bombs, oil burners, inhalers, hot & cold compresses, perfume, soap & candle-making.
Always keep your oils out of the reach of children, in a safe cool dark place and keep as you would any medicines.